June 2021Issue 8

Zahra Bahrololoumi, CEO UK&I, Salesforce
A 22 year veteran of consulting giant Accenture, Zahra Bahrololoumi – or Z as she is known to her friends – has made the monumental leap from consultancy to vendor and now finds herself sitting at the top table within...

EDITOR'S CHOICE

The key HR solutions enterprises need to consider
Global HR analyst Josh Bersin says the HR tech market has never been more diverse and exciting. Technology has kept many businesses running throughout the rollercoaster ride that has made up the last 16 or so months. Technology has helped...
Love in a time of coronavirus
When Dr Clare Wenham from the London School of Economics was interviewed by the BBC last year about her views on local lockdowns, it was the presence of her young daughter that stole the show.  It was a real moment that...
Editor’s words
What story does this tattoo tell? Sure, it’s funny that the poor lad started out with a vision for something meaningful and ended up with a permanent reminder that he should have paid more attention at school. But does that...

FEATURES

Expert Opinions

Fair pay, the blueprint for a fair future of work
It has been just over a year since the global pandemic began and the nature of the workplace as we knew it has shifted rapidly. Many of us have had to adjust to remote working. Gone are the days of...
The importance of trust in a digital world
The pandemic has been the catalyst for the rapid acceleration of digitalisation for almost every business, in every industry sector around the world. Whilst this explosion of new digital products and services has demonstrated value to businesses and society as...
Why is a remote delivery model better than boots on the ground?
So, what have we learned from this pandemic in our modern era of programme delivery? Whilst many areas of our business world have felt a significant impact, those in the ERP and digital transformation sector have certainly managed to adapt...
Mindset cheat sheet
There are thousands of books, podcasts, blogs and coaches dedicated to the mindset that business leaders need in order to succeed. But is there a set of common skills that leaders must embrace, regardless of size and scale, in order...
Why green is the new blueprint
From pandemic reset to green revolution, sustainability is growing in importance and deserves its place at the heart of your operations. But how do you go about that? While 2020 will always be the year of the pandemic, 2021 may...
Reaching for gold in employee experience technology
Double trouble this issue so I thought I would pull in some additional expertise. Please welcome Libby Mason, a recognised organisation and change management expert as co-author of my column. Let’s imagine we live in a world where we have...
The state of the human-centric enterprise
For a long time enterprise leaders have been postulating an enterprise model where people make a difference and are at the centre of the value creation of the enterprise. The core belief is simple: a more human-centric enterprise will make...
The state of leadership in 2021
Leadership has never been an easy task and in times of turmoil, mankind always looks to strong leadership for guidance. One can argue that apart from more localised natural disasters such as tsunamis or earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic has put...

Guest Contributors

The key HR solutions enterprises need to consider
Global HR analyst Josh Bersin says the HR tech market has never been more diverse and exciting. Technology has kept many businesses running throughout the rollercoaster ride that has made up the last 16 or so months. Technology has helped...
Love in a time of coronavirus
When Dr Clare Wenham from the London School of Economics was interviewed by the BBC last year about her views on local lockdowns, it was the presence of her young daughter that stole the show.  It was a real moment that...
On today’s menu: my recipe for successful ERP
It might sound strange at first, but I’d say when you’re thinking about the best way to integrate ERP as part of your business’ broader strategy, it’s worth taking a leaf out of a top chef’s recipe book. Look for...
Digital transformation is not a magic wand
Digital transformation has become a popular tech trend. Businesses aiming to succeed in today’s digital economy are shifting manual, analogue processes and systems, and transforming them with modern technology. While the goal of streamlining and updating systems and tools may...
Make change personal
Few would disagree that change is a constant, whether in our professional or personal lives. For businesses and society to improve and evolve, change is a necessity. In the world  of ERP and the change that it brings, a lot...